Published On: Tue, Jul 7th, 2020

Just In: Buhari Approves Magu’s Suspension

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News Investigators/Embattled acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has been suspended.
President Muhammadu Buhari approved the suspension following allegations of corruption levied against him in a petition by the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

Mr. Magu had been served an impromptu invitation on Monday, July 6, 2020, to appear before Presidential Panel that reviews the agency’s activities.

He was ambushed and led to the State House venue of the panel’s sitting where he was confronted with the petition which contains 22 weighty corruption allegations.

His suspension was approved by the president on Tuesday, July 7, according to a report by the BBC.

Mr. Magu has been the EFCC’s acting chairman since 2015, with his appointment rejected twice by the Senate due to a damaging DSS report about his unsuitability for the role.

The DSS report had accused him of sabotage, unauthorised removal of EFCC files, and acts unbecoming of a police officer.

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